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2016-12-08 'Effective Strategies Can Prevent Genocide and Human Rights Violations'
[Daily News] Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has urged members of the Committee for Prevention of Genocide in the Great Lakes Regions to enhance strategies which are likely to prevent genocide and human rights violations in the region.

2016-12-08 Border Police Seize Smuggled Fuel Bound for DRC
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -About 24,000 liters of fuel that was destined for smuggling in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was seized Monday in Luvo commune, Mbanza Congo municipality, by the Angolan Border Police (PGFA) ) in the northern Zaire province.

2016-12-07 US Envoy Hopes for Last-minute Political Deal
[VOA] December 19 marks the end of President Joseph Kabila's second five-year term in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many in the country are nervous as the date approaches.

2016-12-06 Several Dead in DR Congo Clashes
[Al Jazeera] At least 20 people have been killed in the central region of the Democratic Republic of Congo when fighters loyal to a local chief clashed with security forces, civil society leaders and residents said.

2016-12-07 DRC On Edge As Kabila Term Nears End
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE political situation is volatile in the Democratic Republic of Congo days before the end of President Joseph Kabila's constitutional mandate. As December 19 approaches, the international community expressed concern at the humanitarian situation and persistent violence east of the country, particularly in North Kivu. Armed groups and criminal networks capitalised on the uncertainty to wage killing and deadly sprees against civilians. Among the sects carrying out the attacks include the Allied Democratic

2016-12-05 DRC Political Talks Collapse As Kabila Supporters Pull Out
[News24Wire] Political talks mediated by the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reportedly collapsed after President Joseph Kabila's supporters pulled out.

2016-12-05 Two Congolese Nationals Arrested in Uganda
[Citizen] Kampala -Police in Uganda are holding two Congolese nationals arrested in Kabale town over illegal entry and theft.

2016-12-04 Katumbi Seeks U.S. Support for #KabilaMustGo
[Atlantic Council] On Tuesday, November 29, the Atlantic Council's Africa Center hosted Moϊse Katumbi joint opposition candidate for the presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and former governor of Katanga Province, for a roundtable discussion on the evolving political situation in the country.

2016-12-02 Opposition Activist Mugumya 'Will Not Be Extradited From DR Congo'
[Monitor] Sam Mugumya, an Opposition activist, arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago, will not be extradited back to Uganda, government has said.

2016-12-01 Fear Grows that Violence Inevitable if Kabila Stays in Power
[VOA] Joseph Kabila's second and last term as president of Democratic Republic of Congo comes to an end December 19. However, a court ruling states he could remain in power since elections were not held in November to determine his successor.

2016-11-30 Top African Clubs Join Fray for Tanzanian Striker Ulimwengu
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The future of former TP Mazembe forward Thomas Ulimwengu may be resolved soon as Africans champions Mamelodi Sundowns invite him for possible signing.

2016-12-01 Rwanda Eyes TMEA Funding for Its Harbours on Lake Kivu
[East African] Rwanda plans to build three ports on Lake Kivu as it seeks to boost its trade with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2016-11-29 DR Congo - Performing for Change
[Deutsche Welle] Amid government crackdowns, young people challenging the status quo risk harassment, violence, and jail. Now they've found a new way to push for change: volunteer work in the arts.

2016-11-29 Lezhnev to Testify in Congress On Preventing Violence
[ENOUGH] Tomorrow, November 29, Sasha Lezhnev, Associate Director of Policy at the Enough Project, will testify alongside a distinguished panel of senior U.S. officials and Congolese and international activists before the U.S. Congress' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on "Democracy and Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo."

2016-11-28 DR Congo Militia Attack Kills Dozens in Eastern Region
[Al Jazeera] At least 34 civilians have been killed in a bout of ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region, authorities said, after a week of soaring tensions.

2016-11-28 Ethnic Militia Kills 34 Civilians
[Deutsche Welle] The group had reportedly threatened Hutu villagers with a "purification" for weeks. Armed with guns and knives, the militia simultaneously raided an army outpost and a civilian camp.

2016-11-28 UN Envoy Calls On Political Stakeholders to Show Flexibility to Aid Election Process
[UN News] Wrapping up a visit to Africa's Great Lakes region, a United Nations envoy today urged stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) electoral process to do more to help ensure the country is able to hold peaceful elections.

2016-11-26 Where Is the DR Congo After a Decade of Democracy?
[Deutsche Welle] For most people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, life continues to be a struggle ten years after the country's first free elections.

2016-11-24 Congolese Lingala Superstar Awilo Longomba Lands in Nairobi
[Capital FM] Koroga Festival headliner Congolese Lingala superstar, Awilo Longomba, landed in Nairobi early Thursday morning.

2016-11-23 UN Preparing for Crisis in the Country
[VOA] The United Nations is making contingency plans to respond to a sudden increase in humanitarian needs should the Democratic Republic of the Congo's political situation turn violent.

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